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Your Most Embarrassing Cleaning Questions -- Answered!

Posted 02.03.2014 | OWN

Jolie Kerr, cleaning expert and author of the new book My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag .. and Other Things You Can't Ask Martha has seen it all, fro...

Why Blood Is Such a Tough Carpet Stain (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 10.07.2013 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

To find out specifically which cleaning agent -- peroxide, salt, club soda, tooth paste, vinegar, ammonia or just plain old drinking water -- and which method is the very best at removing blood stains from a carpet, check this out.

12 Incredible Uses For Vinegar

Posted 07.22.2013 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani You know this household staple is a cheap, effective and natural all-purpose cleaner. But who knew that it could also smooth out y...

The 9 Most Disgusting Places In Your Home

Posted 07.16.2013 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani Surprise: Toilets and trash cans don't make the list. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook and Twitter. ...

Top 5 Housecleaning Mistakes

Posted 12.04.2012 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani The quickest, most efficient strategies to get streak-free windows, remove stains from a white sofa and more. ...

How To Clean 6 Nearly Impossible Messes

Posted 10.31.2012 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani Experts share their secrets for the best way to remove caked-on, decades-old dirt from the bathroom to the garage. ...

How Do You Clean Ice Cube Trays?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Even though your ice cube tray is constantly being run under water, it can still be one of the smelliest gadgets in your kitchen. Because the tray is ...

How Do You Clean Your Dish Rack?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Even though we only place clean items in our dish rack, it's still one of the dirtiest places in the kitchen. The water that drips from our dishes and...

Why Hair Spray Should Be Part Of Your Laundry Routine

Chris Barnes | Posted 10.01.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

As we're transitioning more and more into a paperless society, there's one thing we might not miss: ink stains. Namely, the spontaneous pen explosions...

A Simple Way To Get Rid Of Iced Tea Stains

The Huffington Post | Nicole Guzzardi | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Now that summer is just about here, you may be enjoying your fair share of refreshing iced tea. And let's be honest, it's delicious, but it has a tend...

How To Clean A Grill With...Coffee?

Chris Barnes | Posted 10.01.2012 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

Coffee is good for starting the day, keeping you awake for meetings and...cleaning the grill? Yes, it's true. The acidic nature of a strong cup of cof...

Clean Popsicle Stains Off Clothing... With Fruit?

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

We can pretend that only kids drip melting popsicles all over their clothes, but let's face it, it happens to the best of us -- usually when we're wea...

Feel The Breeze...Without The Dust

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Ahhh...it's pretty amazing how good a constant flow of air can feel on a blistering hot day. For those of us who aren't lucky enough to have air condi...

Yes, You Need To Clean Water Toys (And Here's How)

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Water toys are a timeless pleasure: whether it's an inflatable raft or a plastic beach ball, they keep both adults and children amused for hours on en...

An Easy Way To Clean Your Awnings

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Whether you're entertaining outdoors or just lounging on the deck, the shade from an awning provides the perfect refuge from the summer heat. But befo...

Remove This Common Stench Before It's Too Late

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

It's the pungent smell we all know and fear. And now eau de skunk is permeating from your patio furniture. Now what? You'll want to remove the scent a...

Why You Should Clean Your Air Conditioner Now

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

If you're like us, you're already feeling the intense heat of (unofficial) summer. This weekend, in fact, we found sanctuary thanks to our amazing air...

A Super Easy Way To Clean A Coffee Maker

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

If you're a daily coffee drinker, you know that going out for a cup of joe can add up to a pricey monthly expense. Thankfully, we can cut caffeine cos...

The Month In Awesome Cleaning Tips

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Last month, we focused on spring cleaning and getting to those places that often get lost in the shuffle. And this month, while we get ready for the s...

An Easy Way To Clean Earphones

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Whether they're for working out or blocking out office noise, earbuds and headphones help us get through the day with a little help from our favorite ...

A Surprising Way To Remove Oil From Concrete

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

We're used to seeing unattractive oil stains in parking lots across America. But when it comes to your own driveway or garage, ordinary spots become e...

A Surprising Way To Clean Wine Stains

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

A glass of red wine may be good for your heart but it's definitely not great for your carpet. Red wine stains can be automatic eyesores, especially on...

When Your Pyrex Glass Dish Breaks...

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

It went something like this: Our Senior Editor, Brie Dyas, opened the oven door to check on dinner when all of a sudden there was a large crashing sou...

An Easy Way To Get Out Of A Sticky Situation

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

For those who have used the ... well, super adhesive, you know it works wonders on everything from home fix-ups to your latest craft project. But when...

The Easiest Way To Store Bed Linens

Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Stacey Platt and Sarah Hayon

Keep a maximum of three sets of sheets per bed. This way, you can have one on the bed, one in the laundry and one in the linen closet. If space is rea...